Can Russia ever become a normal, free-market, democratic society? Why have so many reforms failed since the Soviet Union's collapse? In this highly-original work, Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Russia's geography, history, and monumental mistakes perpetrated by Soviet planners have locked it into a dead-end path to economic ruin. Shattering a number of myths that have long persisted in the West and in Russia, The Siberian Curse explains...
By Fiona Hill
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press; First Edition edition (November 4, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1578740
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
Very good book that presents an economic analysis of why the Russians / Soviets have historically failed (and likely will continue to fail) to develop Siberia. It is simply too cold! The book goes into great detail on the incredibly high costs of liv